Andy Kaufman, USA

Andy Kaufman, USA

Leading Teams That Deliver

Our success in delivering results often depends on how effectively we collaborate. Yet getting a team of people to truly work in partnership – let alone be self-organizing – can be a daunting challenge. We’re left with the tension: we need our teams to be high performing yet teams are made up of people with varying degrees of knowledge, skills, and commitment. We need our teams focused on delivering a goal, but sometimes egos, personalities, and agendas get in the way.

In this session, Andy Kaufman, PMP, PMI-ACP asks you to think back to one of the best teams you’ve been a part of in your career thus far. What made it so exceptional? Andy also shares a model that helps you diagnose what’s going well with your team and factors holding back team effectiveness.

How does your team deal with conflict? Do you see gaps in levels of commitment and trust? Are you looking to better motivate and engage your team? In this session, Andy shares practical ideas to help your team move forward in its ability to deliver successful results.

Andy Kaufman, PMP, PMI-ACP is a recognized expert on leadership and project management. He is the President of the Institute for Leadership Excellence & Development Inc., which helps organizations around the world improve their ability to lead and deliver. In addition to running the Institute, Andy works with leaders at the United Nations to improve their ability to deliver on their initiatives. He teaches MBA classes at Loyola Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business and works with global clients, such as Marriott International, Microsoft, United Airlines, Grainger, Takeda, International Criminal Court, AbbVie, and ExxonMobil.

Before becoming an internationally sought-after speaker, Andy started as a software developer and was promoted into management for all the wrong reasons! As he grew from frontline manager to senior leader, Andy developed approaches for leading and delivering that he now shares with audiences and coaching clients around the world. He is the author of three books and host of the acclaimed People and Projects Podcast, which provides interviews and insights for his global listeners on how to lead and deliver.